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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§12–2005.

    (a)    (1)    In response to a complaint, the Board may petition the circuit court for a temporary order that, on a license holder’s premises, limits the hours and days for the sale and consumption of:

            (i)    beer;

            (ii)    beer and light wine; or

            (iii)    beer, wine, and liquor.

        (2)    The court may issue the order if the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that:

            (i)    the activities arising from the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the licensed premises have resulted in an extreme and continuing disturbance to a residential community;

            (ii)    the license holder has failed to exercise good faith in attempting to remedy the disturbance at the request or order of the Board; and

            (iii)    the Board has been unable to provide relief to the residential community by exercising its authority to suspend the license or reprimand the license holder.

        (3)    The duration of the order may not exceed the duration of the license term.

        (4)    The order shall be stayed pending appeal from the order.

        (5)    This section does not limit any other powers of the Board.

    (b)    (1)    This subsection applies only in the City on the inner perimeter of a rectangle bounded by 31st Street on the south, Greenmount Avenue on the east, 32nd Street on the north, and Barclay Street on the west.

        (2)    By regulation, the Board may restrict the hours and days for the sale and consumption of:

            (i)    beer;

            (ii)    beer and light wine; or

            (iii)    beer, wine, and liquor.

    (c)    (1)    This subsection does not apply to:

            (i)    a Class B beer and light wine license;

            (ii)    a Class B beer, wine, and liquor license;

            (iii)    a Class B–D–7 beer, wine, and liquor license;

            (iv)    a Class C beer and light wine license; and

            (v)    a Class C beer, wine, and liquor license.

        (2)    For a license holder in an area bounded by Liberty Heights Avenue, Northern Parkway, Druid Park Drive, and Wabash Avenue, the hours of sale:

            (i)    may not begin before 9 a.m. or end after 10 p.m.; and

            (ii)    may not be extended if they begin later than 9 a.m. or end before 10 p.m.

        (3)    For a license holder in an area bounded on the north by North Avenue, on the west by Central Avenue and Harford Avenue, on the south by Monument Street as it runs from North Central Avenue to North Wolfe Street and McElderry Street as it runs from North Wolfe Street to Luzerne Avenue, and on the east by Luzerne Avenue as it runs from Monument Street to Federal Street, then by Rose Street as it runs from Federal Street to North Avenue, the hours of sale:

            (i)    may not begin before 9 a.m. or end after 10 p.m.; and

            (ii)    may not be extended if they begin later than 9 a.m. or end before 10 p.m.

    (d)    (1)    This subsection does not apply to:

            (i)    a Class B beer and light wine (restaurant) license;

            (ii)    a Class B beer, wine, and liquor (restaurant) license issued under § 12–1603(c)(1)(ii) of this title;

            (iii)    a Class B–BWL (H–M) license;

            (iv)    a Class C beer and wine license;

            (v)    a Class C beer, wine, and liquor license;

            (vi)    an arena license; or

            (vii)    a marketplace license.

        (2)    For a license holder in the 40th alcoholic beverages district, the hours of sale for alcoholic beverages may not begin before 10 a.m. or end after 10 p.m. within an area bounded as follows:

            (i)    from the intersection of Reisterstown Road and Quantico Avenue, northwest on Reisterstown Road to the intersection with Wylie Avenue, northeast on Wylie Avenue to the intersection with Pimlico Road, northwest on Pimlico Road to the intersection with Dupont Avenue, east on Dupont Avenue to the intersection with Pall Mall Road, southeast on Pall Mall Road to the intersection with Edgecombe Circle North, east on Edgecombe Circle North to the intersection with Finney Avenue, south on Finney Avenue to the intersection with Oakford Avenue, west on Oakford Avenue to the intersection with Pall Mall Road, southeast on Pall Mall Road to the intersection with Loyola Northway, southwest on Loyola Northway to the intersection with Pimlico Road, southeast on Pimlico Road to the intersection with Quantico Avenue, and southwest on Quantico Avenue to the intersection with Reisterstown Road;

            (ii)    from the intersection of North Monroe Street and Westwood Avenue, north on North Monroe Street to the intersection with West North Avenue, east on West North Avenue to the intersection with Whitelock Street, northeast on Whitelock Street to the intersection with McCulloh Street, southeast on McCulloh Street to the intersection with Gold Street, southwest on Gold Street to the intersection with North Calhoun Street, northwest on North Calhoun Street to the intersection with Westwood Avenue, and west on Westwood Avenue to the intersection with North Monroe Street; and

            (iii)    from the intersection of Millington Avenue with Wilkens Avenue, northwest on Millington Avenue to the intersection with Frederick Avenue, northeast on Frederick Avenue to the intersection with West Pratt Street, east on West Pratt Street to the intersection with South Mount Street, south on South Mount Street to the intersection with Eagle Street, southwest on Eagle Street to the intersection with South Smallwood Street, northwest on South Smallwood Street to the intersection with Wilkens Avenue, and southwest on Wilkens Avenue to the intersection with Millington Avenue.



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